Pops Slept, She Followed: Time's Remedy

Infamous JeanClaude opens his new solo show this Sunday in Charlotte, NC at Blacksheep, where they've been holding it down since the very beginning. JeanClaude's work created for the "Pops Slept, She Followed: Time's Remedy" show is a reflection and processing of some heart wrenching events the artist endured this year.
"This solo exhibition is based around one major tradgegy followed by multiple events that challenged my discipline, strength, will, and focus this year so far. This body of work is broken down into mini series. These series represent the major events, giving each part of the show's title a distinctive representation. Thoughts of life, coping with death, what is love?, lust, learning, living, forgiveness, self investing, reviving from darkness, hustle, 'keep going' mentality, strength, and understanding are all elements explored in this multiple mini series exhibition."
As we've watched Infamous JeanClaude build his aesthetic, we have seen his work become filled with heavy symbolism and imagery. His NeoGlyph style often conveys optimistic ideas that tie into positive energy, focus, consciousness, sacred geometry, hip-hop, love, and creativity.

We're anticipating this show opening along with many others. Jah Freedom (OM Records) created a special beat tape to coincide with the art work for "Pops Slept, She Followed" that is available for free download. It's a perfect compliment to the art and assists the audience in feeling the vibe of the paintings and digital pieces. Click here to download the eight tracks (plus bonus iPhone backgrounds!).

Sunday, September 9, 2012
6:00pm - 11:00pm
1504 Camden Road
Charlotte, NC 28203

Works on display for the month of September.


We are very excited to announce the latest show from Infamous JeanClaude will be opening this Friday, August 19, at Black Sheep in Charlotte, NC. The artist explains the title for this show, "Two Eyes, Two Minds:"
"My works in "Two Eyes ,Two Minds" deal with the relationship between man and consciousness. My aim with this series is to forward and develop my ideas visually on observation, self building (self investing) and manifesting goals."

Since the conception and development of Lifted Lab, Infamous JeanClaude has shown a growing interest and awareness of Consciousness.  His earlier works reflect his observations of how others' motivations, insecurities, adoration, and so forth are communicated through emotion. As he continues to develop his artistic style and study of the mind, we've started to see more introspection. Over the past two years, Infamous JeanClaude has witnessed his pursuit of understanding and creative dedication manifest an abundance of intended opportunity, which continues to unfold each day.

Definitely make some time to drop in Black Sheep and explore the latest works from Infamous JeanClaude. He will be present for the opening night, and the art will remain up through September. 

"Two Eyes, Two Minds"
Opening: Friday, August 19, 2011 at 7:00 PM
1504 Camden Road, Suite 200 Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Event This Weekend!

This Saturday evening, Infamous JeanClaude will be showing work at an art and music event hosted by Mo' Betta Soul and Black Sheep. Mo' Betta Soul is headed by Southeast hip-hop voice and promoter, Preach Jacobs, and will be stopping in Charlotte on their Guerilla Tactics Tour with live music from Preach,  Fayth Hope, and Ced Hughes. At this show, there will be art work from Infamous JeanClaude, Chalkboard, Irene Nguyen, OJ Farrar, Drew Adams, Tim Swink, Kyle Black, Jenny Hanson, and Piensa Art Company, AND live painting from local Charlotte artist, John Hairston Jr.

If that ain't enough to get you excited, VA based clothing brand, Hamilton Perkins, will also be in house with limited edition tees designed by Infamous JeanClaude.

Some great people from all around the region will be here, so don't miss out!

Saturday, November 13, 2010
6:00 'til ....
Black Sheep
1504 Camden Road, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28203

After party next door at Common Market.

Tomorrow Night: Infamous JeanClaude ft. in Arts & Music Showcase in Charlotte

Culture Initiative will host Extraordinary & The Something Extra Sideshow Extravaganza tomorrow evening at the Neighborhood Theater in Charlotte, NC with multiple exhibits from artists and musicians of all sorts. The "Skate or Paint" exhibit, sponsored by Black Sheep skate shop, will display a project with 15 individual artists whom were given blank skate decks to design. Infamous JeanClaude has been working a sick paint & illustration deck for this show- make sure you swing in for this event if you're in the Charlotte area, should be a fun night!

The Neighborhood Theater is located at 511 East 36th St. in Charlotte in NODA 
Showtime: 9:00 PM
Tickets: $10 advance/$15 door


Infamous JeanClaude Collabo T-shirts featured in New NOTTZ Video

How dope is this? Watch the brand new NOTTZ video, "Shine So Bright," and be on the look out for dudes rocking the tees that Infamous JeanClaude designed for Dumskeme Clothing and Black Sheep skate shop a few months ago. Click back to our blog entry to see the full designs.

Download the song here.


Duplicate of a Duplicate Recap

Infamous JeanClaude's first curated show, Duplicate of a Duplicate, had it's opening on the 15th of January. The show features work from 12 different visual artists and was received well by the steady flow of people at the debut. For most of February, the show will be on display at Black Sheep in Charlotte, NC- swing by and check it out.


TOMORROW: "Duplicate of a Duplicate" Group Show in Charlotte

Lifted Lab, Black Sheep, and Culture Initiative present: "Duplicate of a Duplicate" in Charlotte, NC this Friday, January 15. This is a group show curated by Infamous JeanClaude and will be held at Black Sheep skate shop.

Duplicate of a Duplicate is a group show loosely based around the quote from Salvador Dali that says “What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.”

For artists, there are many things that inspire them to create. From music to conversations, one little moment can spark an idea or image forcing an artist to quickly jot down that idea before they forget. Author David Bayles explains.” Imagination is in control (when creating)… the artworks potential is never higher than in the magic moment when the first brushstroke is applied.” Artists live in a world of spontaneity and inspired moments. Our ability to capture these moments gives us the unnatural ability to freeze time, something like a lens.

Our minds run as a fast pace that requires use to use them as cameras, duplicating these thoughts onto sketchbooks, computers, canvas, and print.


BlackSheep :1504 Camden Road, Suite 200|Charlotte, North Carolina 28203|704.333.1423

Infamous Jeanclaude Solo Show in Charlotte this Friday

Lifted Lab, Dumskeme, Black Sheep, and Culture Initiative present STRANGERS WELCOMED: Selected works by Infamous Jeanclaude, 7-10p.m., Friday, December 4 @ Black Sheep Skate Shop in Charlotte, NC. Come out and support, peep the new works, share a brew, and kick it! 

Black Sheep is located at:

1504 Camden Road, Suite 200|Charlotte, North Carolina 28203


Infamous JeanClaude x Dumskeme x Black Sheep

The new tee designs from Infamous Jeanclaude have officially dropped and are available exclusively at Black Sheep skate shop in Charlotte, NC (and liftedlab.com in the near future). Three different designs, "Sheep Don't Sleep," "Infamous Noir I," and "Infamous Noir II" come in your choice of classic black, crispy white, and bold red. FRESH.


Sneak Peak: Infamous Jeanclaude x Dumskeme x Black Sheep

Infamous JeanClaude's latest collaboration is with Dumskeme clothing, whom he is teaming up with to produce an exclusive t-shirt series that will be available at Black Sheep skate shop in Charlotte, NC. The "You Should Know Better" tees will be available in December- here's a sneak peak look at the illustration design: